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Are all condition monitoring technology competency certifications equal?

Reliability ·
Now that ISO has defined competency and certification standards for most condition monitoring technologies is it for to compare them? In other words is a CAT 1 certified Vibration Analyst ( ISO 18436-2:2014 ) have the same technical level as an Ultrasound Cat 1 ( ISO 18436-8:2013 ) or an Infrared Cat 1( ISO 18436-7:2014 )? Are these certifications harmonized so as an employer or manager, I know what skills my team has?
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Certification help for Machinery engineer

Faisal Ali ·
Dear All;   I am working as Rotating equipment engineer for past 14 years and now leading a section. To increase my credentials I want to invest in certifications in Machinery. Also recent years Reliability is a hot topic and our plant...
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Re: Are all condition monitoring technology competency certifications equal?

Shurafa ·
Having similar levels of technical capabilities (for the same Cat) would be better and helping to compare the credentials for the people of different specialties. Assume Vibration Cat I ≠ Infrared Cat I, is that bad/a problem? Regards- Ali M. Al-Shurafa
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JOSE DAVID TROCEL ·
Each technology requires different skills and knowledge. But I think the level should be equal from a professional point of view. A CAT I in any technology should be considered as a professional at the same level.
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Jason Tranter ·
The aim of the ISO 18436 standards is to treat Category I, II and III in the same way across the technologies. Category I is aimed at the person who acquires the data and who has a basic understanding of the application and technology. Category II is for the person who performs the analysis (and optionally the data collection), but they should not have the final say on how the program is set up, and they should have a Category III supervising them and making the final call on the diagnosis...
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candy ·
Does a company have to employ all three levels of vibration analysis within the same company? It could be a problem for small companies which can afford to employ just one machinery engineer responsible for all matters related to rotating equipment.
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Maintenance Training ·
The short answer Candy, is no. Standards are a baseline created by a relatively small percentage of industry experts, generally accepted by the larger companies who can (or are required by law) afford access and compliance to those standards. Those smaller companies and/or just starting out should set as a goal to eventually reach full standards. All should view standards as a baseline in which to implement constant improvement to maintain best practices for their particular...
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Re: Are all condition monitoring technology competency certifications equal?

Jason Tranter ·
You don't have to employ people at all three levels, but you need to be aware that if a Category I (or even Category II) person is making the diagnoses without assistance from someone with more experience/knowledge then the accuracy has to be questioned. The same goes for measurement setups. If the Category I or II is making those decisions then it could be that fault conditions are going undetected. Anything is better than nothing, but it is important to understand your limitations. For...
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Re: Are all condition monitoring technology competency certifications equal?

Nathaniel ·
Jason is completely right about questioning the accuracy of CAT 1 personal making diagnoses. I am CAT III certified in Vibration Analysis and I am working for a company that has held the believe that CAT I is all the is needed for someone to setup and run a condition monitoring program. I have been going thru the pains of educating my colleagues, plant leaders, and division leaders as to why continued education is needed and that more the CAT I is needed to properly run a program. I am now...
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Re: Are all condition monitoring technology competency certifications equal?

Shurafa ·
NATHANIEL There are some conflicts between these agencies leading to the concern you mentioned. A key conflict is the program acceptance due the accreditation process / followed. Another factor is the compliance with the terms mentioned in the ISO standard with respect to the BoK. The answers I heard when similar questions are asked are not really transparent specially from the two most famous agencies. However, I am sure this problem will resolved in the future. That is only my opinion and...
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Re: Are all condition monitoring technology competency certifications equal?

Jason Tranter ·
The question of who recognizes who is an challenging and a troubling issue. First I should say that the Mobius Institute, Vibration Institute and the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) are all accredited to ISO/IEC 17024. We all have to jump through hoops to be accredited. (We have technical and scheme committees, we have independent people who write exam questions and review questions. We use very sophisticated statistical analysis to ensure that the exams are fair and the...
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Nathaniel ·
Jason thank you for the information. Accredited vs. non-accredited makes complete sense. I would hope that all of the training vendors are working towards accreditation.
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ISO CAT CERTIFICATION FOR ULTRASOUND

dominich.vo ·
Hi all, I am a Pdm technician, i would like to find some organization / institute about ultrasound inspection training to get information training course and get certification, follow ISO - 18436-8 :2013: ultrasound.
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Re: ISO CAT CERTIFICATION FOR ULTRASOUND

IrishMark ·
You need to get in touch with this guy. https://www.maintenance.org/member/399590942961440146
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uesystems.com
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dominich.vo ·
thanks for all guys about the information. I has been worked with SDT 270 equipment so that ue is not the best choice for me. Does any training center locate in Australia or singapore/ thailand.
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Reliability ·
http://theultrasoundinstitute.com/
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What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?

John Reeve @TRM ·
If you were a Maintenance Director/Manager/Superintendent at a greenfield site, what would be some of the early critical decisions you might make: Here are my thoughts >> what are yours? Maintenance org makeup & staff size - and qualifications Hiring the right staff for the culture desired Staff certifications; knowledge in precision maintenance Knowledge in machinery repair & operation Setting up for Reliability Centered Maintenance Establishing the PM-job plan library...
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Re: What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?

Dave Reynolds ·
Great start, develop goals, establish timelines for the goals to be met, must run parallel paths or this process will take a long time CMMS is your check ledger, if you don't know where your costs are going how can you balance your check book? Typically a CMMS coordinator fills this position, the goal would be to find out what you must have/want in the output/storage/history of the CMMS and design around your goals. Garbage in equals garbage out. IT has to be involved to install, setup...
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Nice points Dave. I would add up, Staff engagement should be the Number One step. It is a good idea to have a Team building away day to be with the whole Maintenance and Reliability staff members and interacting with each of your colleagues in a different environment to break personal barriers and get them along with you to achieve the common goal. You have to listen to your staff more than you speak. Let them speak up and understand what are their thoughts. You need to know your guys and...
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Losing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) techs to service companies

Reliability ·
I recently got a message from a Maintenance Manager friend of mine. He said he just lost his third Predictive Maintenance Technician to a Predictive Maintenance service company who hired them at slightly higher salaries. To make matters worse, the Maintenance Manager had previously gone to bat to get approval for the company to sponsor and pay for training classes and certification including Vibration Analysis, Ultrasound and Infrared. Now he has nothing to show for the time, money and...
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Shurafa ·
Is this a rare case in the US? I think this is common at least in my part of the world and this scenario becomes more active usually during business booms. If the employee leaves for a slight salary increase, the first employer needs to find an internal problem other than the salary. With respect to the certification cost, some companies do not give the certificate to the employee or they conduct in house courses where the certificate is valid internally (only). Such tricks may help, though...
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Becar ·
Per my experience no one goes away beacause of 5% higher salary when internal relations are good. I would ask myself, what was wrong inside my company.
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Becar ·
I will write down some of my past experience regarding company management mistakes that led to workers going away. In my case it was a company with 8 employees including management. In 5 years of my past work there, 3 workers said goodbye. - No extra money for 24h/day availability. - No money for waiting on duty at weekends or holidays. - Too much working hours / Lacking extra workers. - No stimulative payment for some extra hard work or first - rate work. - Unfair salary between co-workers...
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Re: Losing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) techs to service companies

ckyjohn ·
I would jump out on a limb here and say these technicians were not happy with this particular company. If you lose one person; ahh well, lose two; well maybe it was a coincidence, lose three; you have a problem and its not an external service company causing it. Keep in mind predictive maintenance technicians are specialized and have the luxury of employment mobility; they can find another job if they want to fairly easily. You only need to look on LinkedIn to see the movement of such...
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Re: Losing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) techs to service companies

Nice post Terry. One of the most important step in retaining your best and hardworking employees is to deal with their softer issues. Give them respect and they will respect you. Treat your employees like your children. Advice them on their mistakes, politely, and not in front of others. Don't shout on them in front of other staff members. If you treat them harsh, they will be switched off - otherwise. Listen to their personal problems and try to help them out of their problems. Discuss...
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Re: What would be your first actions as greenfield site, new Maintenance Manager?

Amol Khairnar ·
On the first go, I would prefer to ensure all equipment commissioning is smooth. handover of major asset is done successful. Detailed review of maintenance manuals from vendor Configuring the maintenance system along with inventory & spare parts. & then all items mentioned by you will fall in line.
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CRL Renewal

Michael Meehan, CMRP, CRL ·
Having renewed my CRL certification recently, I received my new certificate in the mail this week and noted that it was signed by Terrence O'Hanlon. My original was signed by Kelly O'Hanlon, so now I have a matched set! ;-)
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Re: Losing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) techs to service companies

Michael Meehan, CMRP, CRL ·
A suggestion to prevent it from happening (for a time) is to ensure that technicians are obliged to stay with the company after receiving said training for a period of time (1 year is common) or otherwise, they must reimburse the company for the training. This should also be accompanied with targeted pay raises for specific skill certifications ($ X.XX per/hr for each certification) and a clear path for promotion as well. This should be an exercise in professional development and increased...
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Vibration Analysis Certification Survey

Reliability ·
Reliabilityweb.com, VibrationSchool.com and the Association of Asset Management Professionals are conducting a survey on Vibration Certification for a project we are working on. Please take less than 5 minutes to tell us about your Vibration Certification by clicking here: http://uptime4.me/vibecert You can participate anonymously or you can include request a copy of the survey summary once complete. Thank you!
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Lou Pag ·
Just a little more on ANSI, ASNT, and ISO. I know it is confusing. ISO is the International Standards Organization, headquartered in Switzerland. It is an international organization. The ISO standard that applies to Vibration Analysis is ISO 18436. Just like universities and colleges want to be accredited, so did the certifying/training organizations, such as the VI and Mobius. So they both achieved accreditation through ANSI. ANSI is the American National Standards Institute, the official...
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Formula Sheet in Certification Exams

Shurafa ·
Formula Sheet in Certification Exams Hello. I'd like to learn from you the way the certification exams are/were administrated if you were an examinee or a proctor. I'm referring professional exams such as those for vibration categories. I heard from different people about different levels of restrictions. Some people mentioned that they were given a standard formula sheet as a part of the exam booklet. Some said their exams did not come with any formula sheet. What is your experience in this...
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Condition Monitoring Analyst - Ogden/Logan UT

Jim Smith 2 ·
IVC Technologies is currently accepting resumes for an experienced Condition Monitoring Analyst for the Ogden/Logan UT area. Certification in Vibration Analysis (CAT III or ASNT Level 2) required. Motor Testing and Infrared Thermography experience would be a plus. Please send resume to smithj@ivctechnologies.com IVC Technologies will not be sponsoring candidates outside the US for this position. Thank You
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Six Sigma and Maintenance

KJB ·
Hi, I'm about to start a six sigma project to improve our maintenance process as a requirement for my green belt certification. I'm from a power generation industry and the duration of the project is six months. Does anybody here already did a six sigma project to improve equipment reliabilty or maintenance process? I just need some ideas on how to do it. Thanks!
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Michael Meehan, CMRP, CRL ·
I haven't done and M&R project, but it's pretty straightforward. Where is your greatest variation in the Maintenance Process. In my experience in several facilities working as a Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor, Manager, and Reliability engineer, the grreatest variation is in the way work is requested. If it were me, I would start there. Regards
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Project Manager – Permitting, Licensing and Land Management

Woolpert ·
Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. Woolpert was recently certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work®. We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients. Because of our growth, we are seeking an experienced Project Manager – Permitting, Licensing and Land Management...
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Jeff O ·
Look at scheduled and emergency work flow. Chart out the steps involved from requesting maintenance through the completion of the job, including paperwork. usually when this is done, obvious inefficiencies become apparent. Look at these as areas to improve.
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Vibration Analysis Certification Survey

Reliability ·
Reliabilityweb.com, VibrationSchool.com and the Association of Asset Management Professionals are conducting a survey on Vibration Certification for a project we are working on. Please take less than 5 minutes to tell us about your Vibration Certification by clicking here: http://uptime4.me/vibecert You can participate anonymously or you can include request a copy of the survey summary once complete. Thank you!
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Re: Vibration Analysis Certification Survey

John from PA ·
I started to take the survey, but it does not included the ability to indicate that I have no certifications. Are you not interested in those that are not certified, but still succeed in the field?
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